The “Kings County Politics” website reports that Candidate “Q” has denied any knowledge whatsoever about a last minute mailer on his behalf --- possibly illegally paid for by large scale real estate developers obviously expecting something in return
This is the same "crew" that got people like State Senator Martin Golden in hot water with a U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara investigation a couple of years ago
So much for all the BS about Marty Golden staffer John Quaglione’s having any media savvy whatsoever….. When cornered about the financing surrounding a potentially embarrassing piece of lit being delivered by mail late in his campaign for City Council, John Quaglione pleaded complete ignorance about the contents of the mailing itself and/or who it was that foot the bill.
According to the KCP report by Kadia Goba, “PAC Money Aids Qugalione In Last Minute Mailer” by Kadia Gobia, 11/3/17, Kings County Politics/ 43rd District City Council Race
QUAGLIONE JUST MADE IT WORSE BY SUGGESTING SOME KIND OF ILLEGALITY MIGHT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED
super PACs like Progress New York are prohibited from donating directly to candidates or parties, because they can only express their support by expenditures completely independent of campaign activites.
BRANNAN QUICK TO SEIZE THE ADVANTAGE WITH A STRONG BOOST BY KCP
Also in Gobia’s article for”Kings County Politics,” are the following well-quoted remarks by one of Mr. Quaglione’s opponents --- Justin Brannan: “….
The bedroom community [Bay Ridge] has long resisted large developers seeking to build high rises in the area. As early as last year, Community Board 10 which represents residents in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Ft. Hamilton, fought to reverse a zoning law that allowed residents to expand on their one- and two-family homes.
NONETHELESS --- IT’S TOUGH TO GAUGE THE IMPACT OF KCP’S REPORT SO LATE IN THE CYCLE
This report by KCP comes very late in the game for this year’s City Council race(s). It remains to be seen if there will/ might be any significant effect on Election Day, with only three days left until the polls finally open for business this year.